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evaporation

[ih-vap-uh-rey-shuh n] /ɪˌvæp əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of evaporating.
2.
the state of being evaporated.
3.
Archaic. matter or the quantity of matter evaporated or passed off in vapor.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English evaporacioun < Latin ēvapōrātiōn- (stem of ēvapōrātiō). See evaporate, -ion
Related forms
evaporative
[ih-vap-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /ɪˈvæp əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
evaporatively, adverb
nonevaporation, noun
nonevaporative, adjective
preevaporation, noun
unevaporative, adjective
Can be confused
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Word Origin and History for nonevaporation

evaporation

n.

late 14c., from Old French évaporation and directly from Latin evaporationem (nominative evaporatio), noun of action from past participle stem of evaporare "disperse in vapor or steam," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vapor "steam" (see vapor).

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nonevaporation in Medicine

evaporation e·vap·o·ra·tion (ĭ-vāp'ə-rā'shən)
n.

  1. A change from liquid to vapor form.

  2. Loss of volume of a liquid by conversion into vapor. Also called volatilization.

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evaporation
  (ĭ-vāp'ə-rā'shən)   
The change of a liquid into a vapor at a temperature below the boiling point. Evaporation takes place at the surface of a liquid, where molecules with the highest kinetic energy are able to escape. When this happens, the average kinetic energy of the liquid is lowered, and its temperature decreases.
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evaporation definition


The changing of a liquid into a gas, often under the influence of heat (as in the boiling of water). (See vaporization.)

Note: The evaporation of water from the oceans is a major component in the hydrologic cycle.
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